Bosworth: the race to find the battlefield
The discovery of the Bosworth battlefield was one of the historical highlights of 2009, yet it very nearly never happened. Here, Glenn Foard describes how his team's painstaking efforts to pinpoint the site turned into a race against time
It was the tiniest of objects and, to the untrained eye, barely worth a second glance. But when a single lead ball – a mere 30mm in diameter – was discovered in a Leicestershire field at the beginning of March 2009, it was to transform a faltering project to pinpoint the site of one of Britain’s most significant battles into a race against the clock.